DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch sēker, from Old Dutch *sikur, from Proto-West Germanic *sikur (free, secure), borrowed from Latin sēcūrus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzeː.kər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ze‧ker
  • Rhymes: -eːkər

AdjectiveEdit

zeker (comparative zekerder, superlative zekerst)

  1. certain, sure
    Antonym: onzeker
  2. confident, secure
  3. confirmed

InflectionEdit

Inflection of zeker
uninflected zeker
inflected zekere
comparative zekerder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial zeker zekerder het zekerst
het zekerste
indefinite m./f. sing. zekere zekerdere zekerste
n. sing. zeker zekerder zekerste
plural zekere zekerdere zekerste
definite zekere zekerdere zekerste
partitive zekers zekerders

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: seker
  • West Frisian: seker

AdverbEdit

zeker

  1. certainly, surely
  2. particularly, especially
    In noordelijk Europa, zeker in Nederland, eet men het avondeten vroeger dan in het zuiden.
    In northern Europe, especially in the Netherlands, people have supper earlier than in the south.